Gearing Up For Fall: Transitional Season Picks…
I’ve spent a few hours perusing the shops this week, checking out new merchandise with an eye toward wear sooner / wear later options. Depending on where you live, cooler weather may be just around the corner, or you may have several more weeks of mild-to-very-warm temperatures. (Where I live, it’s the latter.) Here are a few of my picks. Most are lightweight and layer-able, which gives them cross-season wearability.
Above: an updated version of the sweater jacket. It’s a little softer and fuller than last year’s style, but drapes beautifully! A cotton blend, it’s not too heavy. I came home with both this Burgundy color and the Heather Khaki, I liked it that much.J.Crew has extended their sizing, and this style is offered up to size 3x.(The original version with a collar still available here. You can see how I wore it most recently here.)
On the lighter side: a tencel-linen blend v-neck sweater. This is light enough for cool summer evenings, and could also be layered later underneath another cardigan or jacket. That color is so pretty, and this is another piece that’s much better in person than it looks online.
You’re going to have to trust me on this one: if your style leans a little bit Boho, try this top in the in the “violet” color. I never would have given it a second look if I hadn’t seen it in person because the online image is crappy. But that colorway is gorgeous IRL. (And much easier for most to wear than the mustard yellow.) Wear this on its own now while the weather is warmer, and layer under a jacket or cardigan later.
I pick up one of these budget-friendly striped tees every year or two, because they’re one of the few options out there with both 3/4 sleeves AND a more open neckline. I really like this green! It will look fabulous under a navy jacket too.
And Some Accessories…
Accessories can be a fun way to add a bit of Fall to your look even if it’s not sweater weather yet. You know my weakness for fun flats, and these brocade mules were oh-so-tempting. (They look much better IRL than in the image here. Fabric has a lustrous sheen.) But I exercised some restraint and left them on the shelf.
This is a good-looking and practical little bag. The smaller size is perfect for everyday use. That strap is long enough for crossbody wear, and it’s offered in several colors. I think this olive color was a nice alternative to brown for fall. And if your style is mostly casual, this bucket bag with grommet detailing is really cute too.
What types of pieces do you rely on for transitional season dressing?